Unique Catskills Experiences
basic farm tour
Join a farmer or farm hand in a tour of the animals on the farm. Pet or hold an animal, search for hidden eggs, or just take in the smells of the farm as you tour the barns and say hello to all of our animals. Donations are accepted for this tour and are used for animal health & maintenance, farm beautification and Little Farmer Scholarships.
hands on Farm chores experience
$50 / 1-4 people
Get down and dirty with Shannon. Assistance with daily chores on the farm with all animals beginning at 8am. Gain the educational experience of animal behavior, animal habits, daily care and maintenance of animals and learn some basics of animal safety. This hands on experience will last 2-2.5 hours and will be arranged according to farmer availability. Shannon will use her knowledge of farming coupled with her educational skills to teach families and children about farming. Some activities during this experience may include feeding a bottle to a calf or lamb, tending to baby pigs, trimming sheep hooves, moving flock animals for cleaning, performing body condition scores among other tasks. Successful egg collection will result in breakfast for your family.
$40 up to Four people
Tour our beautiful Catskill Mountains and enjoy a relaxing ride of our hay lands. Help us monitor part of our 400 acres of hay lands, oversee animals, check bales for rodents, and mend fences all while taking in the serenity of the Catskill Mountains and peace valley we call home. 1-2 hours.
$35 Basic Beginner Lesson / 2-3 people
We have American Quarter Horses and ride English and Western disciplines. We use dressage principles in all of her teaching on horseback. Shannon also incorporates her knowledge of teaching children/people with disabilities coupled with that of being a lifetime equestrian and raising horses to teach the relationship between horse and rider. 45 minute lesson, riders must have hard soled boots. Helmets will be provided or you may bring your own.
Private lessons are also available $50 per lesson.
On Farm Private Massage
$75 for 30 min / $150 for 60 min
Does a campfire-side private massage sound pristine? How about a message where all you hear is the babbling brook and distant rustling of leaves? We offer several private massage options to our guests.
$75 Per Hour
Explore possibilities with blended, interactive images to provide clarity and guidance. One-hour readings. On site.
Paint & Sip
$40 per person
Paint your favorite farm animal while sipping local brew! Add a craft for the little people in your party for an additional $20 per child and we will keep your littles entertained making homemade soap or a woolly activity your children will love! Local cider and paint supplies included.
Paint & Paddle
$180 PER PERSON
Options for the true adventurer include a 1.5-2 hour kayak trip where your boat is docked for a break long enough to try your brush on canvas. Choose from one of your favorite items along the trip down the Delaware and one check off the bucket list for you. Kayak rental and paint supplied included.
Yoga can harmonize and uplift the human experience and awaken your true potential. Schedules with local classes for Certified Yoga Teachers will be shared with guests. Private classes offered on the farm.
$25 Per Group
Drum Circles are family fun that can be coordinated on the farm. Call Shannon to coordinate and schedule. Group prices available for up to 6 people.
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